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New Neighbors League Club St. Louis, MO
February, 2015
IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE…
NNLC Board Members
2
Prospective Member Coffee
3
Club Director’s Message
4
Club President’s Message
4
Membership Information
5
February Birthdays
NNLC Dues Renewal Form
6
New Activity Group
7
Care and Share
7
Featured Sponsor
8
New Members
9
New Neighbor of the Month Form 9
Luncheon Fun Photos
10
Luncheon Info
11
Board Meeting Notice
12
Club Greeting Card
12
Restaurant Review
13
St. Louis Trivia
13
Club Activities Photos
14
Activity Group Listings
• Fine Arts
• Games
• Sports
• Dining/Wine
Club Sponsors
February Calendar
15-16
16
17
17-18
19
20
OOPS! HAVE YOU RENEWED???
Be sure you have renewed your 2015
NNLC membership. Our annual fees are
$25.00 and were due January 1st. . See page 6
THIRD THURSDAY
BUNCO—November 20th
Pam Solomon, Sue
Andrews, Kathy
Chitwood,
Judy Stroer, Janna Cobb,
Nancy Stratte
1. Dues Renewal Form - page 6
2. New Activity Group - page 7
3. Luncheon Fun Photos-page 10
AWESOME LISA RIETZ who
bowled 5 strikes in row January 7th!
4. Restaurant Review - page 13
5. St. Louis Trivia - page 13
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February 2015
Board of Directors
November 2014 – May 2015
EXECUTIVE BOARD
President
Noelle Speers
(314) 616-3303
[email protected]
1st Vice President/Luncheons
Assistants:
Sue Watkins
(636) 220-6295
Sharon Mosher , Laurie Zink
[email protected]
2nd Vice President/Membership
Cathy Femmer
(314) 570-5597
[email protected]
Secretary & Publicity
Pamela Miller
(636) 587-6197
[email protected]
Treasurer
Marty Cochran
(636) 812-2381
[email protected]
GENERAL BOARD
Happy Wanderer Staff
Editor
Prudy Bertolino
(636) 209-3309
[email protected]
Circulation
Sheri Iamele
(636) 220-6173
[email protected]
Database
Kathy Chitwood
(636) 600-0232
[email protected]
Webmaster
Miriam Krajewski
(636) 778-9876
[email protected]
New Member Recruitment
Welcome Coffee & Hospitality
Prospective Members & Reporter
Becky Ulman
(636) 527-9479
[email protected]
Rita Crain
(573) 270-3414
[email protected]
Charlotte Calhoun
(620) 242-4676
[email protected]
Committee Chairpersons
Dining & Wine
Sharlette Mordoh
(636) 284-7141
[email protected]
Fine Arts
Kathy Ziegenmier
(314) 334-0255
[email protected]
Sports
Games
Pat Esarey
Nancy Stratte
(314) 434-6632
(636) 751-4088
[email protected]
[email protected]
Advisors
Joyce Wiltrakis
Advises:
Jill Glaus
Advises:
Miriam Krajewski
Advises:
(636) 527-0095
[email protected]
1st VP/Luncheons, Secretary/Publicity, Activities Chairpersons
Special Activity: Fund raising events
(636) 386-5411
[email protected]
2nd VP/Membership, Welcome Coffee & Hospitality, Prospective Members,
Special Activity: Nomination Committee
(636) 778-9876
[email protected]
Treasurer, Circulation, Database
Club Director
Gay Hampton
Advises:
Cheryl Beaudreault
February 2015
(636) 329-1044
[email protected]
President, Webmaster, Editor
Co-Advises: Board and Club Activities
Special Activity: Nominating Committee
National President
(877) 330-6654
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[email protected]
ALL ABOUT NNLC
NNLC Charter
CLUB PURPOSE
The purpose of the New Neighbors League Club
(NNLC) is to bring together the new neighbors
of the area so they may meet and become friends
while adjusting to new surroundings. The Club is
a not-for-profit social organization with a variety
of interest groups and special activities, including
monthly luncheons and programs.
HISTORY
NNLC is the official social club of New
Neighbors League, Inc. (NNLI), which was
founded in Dayton, Ohio in 1939 by Theodore R.
Briggs. Out of the business of greeting new
residents grew a recognized need for a social
organization allowing newcomers to meet others
who were also new to the area. Theodore’s wife,
Bunny, lived in many cities throughout the
United States and knew the loneliness associated
with moving into unfamiliar areas. With the aid
of the Ohio Federated Women’s Club, the
Constitution and By-Laws for NNLC were
drafted. The first chapter was chartered in
Cincinnati, Ohio in 1943. As the greeting service
operations were established, new club chapters
were founded. Dayton was home for New
Neighbors League until 1986 when Corporate
and Club Headquarters were moved to Atlanta,
Georgia and Cheryl Beaudreault assumed the
position of National President. Currently, there
are fourteen operations nationwide. Each chapter
operates independently within established
guidelines and under the direction of a local
Board of Directors and a Club Director.
MEMBERSHIP
Membership in NNLC is open to any local
woman wanting to meet new people and
make new friends in the community. Prospective
members should attend a Welcome Coffee held
on the first Tuesday of the month. There are two
parts to the initial membership fee. First, a onetime lifetime membership fee of $25.00 to join
NNLC with transfer privileges to any sister
chapter; this fee is forwarded to National Club
Headquarters.
Second, there is a $25
membership fee that remains with the local
chapter to cover administrative expenses (this
amount is pro-rated according to the month
joined). On-going members will pay a $25
annual fee each year in January.
Affiliated Chapters:
Alabama- Birmingham
Georgia- Atlanta, Peachtree City
Kansas- Johnson County
Nebraska- Omaha
Missouri- Kansas City, St. Louis
Ohio- Canton, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo
Tennessee- Nashville
Texas- Corpus Christi
Washington, D.C.
NNLC On The Web
www.newneighborsleague.com
What can you find on the website?
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•
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Luncheon details (book and pay instantly
with PayPal or a credit card!)
Member directory (updated monthly)
Board information and directory, minutes
of board meetings
Archived newsletters
Calendar
Photos
And much more!
Remember that you can log on
anytime to get the newsletter.
The e-mail notice you receive each month is
just a reminder that the new edition is
available. It should be on line by the first of
the month.
Because we have member contact
information available in the Directory on the
website, we password protect the portion of
the site that contains this sensitive
information. To access the Members page
you will need the following log on
information:
Username: nnlcmember s
Password: friends
If you are still receiving a paper copy of the
newsletter you can try logging on to the
website yourself to see what the electronic
version is like.
If you have any problems
receiving your e-Wanderer notice
or logging on to the website,
contact the Circulation
Chairperson
Sheri Iamele
(636) 220-6173
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Prospecve New Member
Coffee
Moving into a new
community can be exciting,
overwhelming, and often
times, lonely. NNLC can
help make the transition
easier by helping women
find new friends and
activities. If you know of
someone new to the area,
invite her to join us at the
monthly coffee where she
can learn more about
everything NNLC has to
offer.
The next coffee is:
Tuesday, February 3rd at
10:00 a.m. at St. Louis
County Library, Daniel
Boone Branch, 300
Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO
63011. Meet in the
auditorium which is the
last room down the hall.
(Parking on the north side
(lower end) makes for
easier access to meeting
rooms.)
Deadline for the March, 2015
Issue is
Thursday, February 12th.
Please submit all articles, activity
group updates and regular reports
with HW in the subject line to:
[email protected]
February 2015
Director’s & President’s Messages
The second month
of the year is upon
us already. Have
you remembered
to
write
the
correct year on
your
correspondence
yet? Most of us don’t write that
many checks anymore, instead
relying on paying our bills online,
which I believe contributes to our
inability to remember the correct
month, day and year. I’m one of
those who continually complain
about the speed of time. It’s gotten
completely out of control and I’m
not sure how to slow things down.
The
months
of
November,
December, and January flew past
so quickly that I still have my
Christmas themed dishes on the
table. My husband is beginning to
frown at his dinner plate but is wise
enough not to question the Queen
of
The
House
about
its
appropriateness.
The first three months of a
new year are always the toughest to
get through. The weather is usually
abysmal, the days are dull and cold
and even the appearance of
sunshine doesn’t negate the lousy
“blahness” of the winter months.
By late March we begin seeing
flowers pop up and the days get
longer and warmer and we ready
ourselves for the excitement of
spring.
Unfortunately, it’s only the
beginning of February so what to
do… what to do? I KNOW!!
Attend the luncheons of NNLC,
join a new group – form a new
group – enjoy the company of your
many friends in NNLC. Let’s face
it – we women are social creatures
February 2015
and need the company of other
women for our emotional and
mental health.
Let’s make
February NNLC “Get Out and
Enjoy Your NNLC Friends
Month”! Okay – a little long
and a little simplistic but you get
my drift. Have a Great February
and I hope to see you at a
luncheon or an activity soon.
In Fun and Friendship,
Gay Hampton, Director
636-329-1044
[email protected]
Welcome
everyone into
the
second
month of 2015!
I hope it will be
warmer
than
January but if
not, there are
plenty of NNLC indoor activities
to
keep
everyone
busy.
Although many of us like to
hibernate in our homes in the
winter months, this is a great
time to invite neighbors and
friends to venture out and attend
some of our activities. Our
luncheons are a great venue to
bring guests so I encourage
everyone to get the word out
about our wonderful club this
year.
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I would also like to remind
everyone to make sure to get
your dues in, if you haven’t
already. I know it is easy to
forget about renewing which is
why we
made all the
membership fees due at the
same time and at the beginning
of each year. We definitely do
not want anyone missing out
participating in any of our
groups.
Lastly, I would like everyone
to get their wheels turning and
give us some ideas on a fund
raising event this year. Last year
was the first time that we did not
have one but decided to have
one every other year instead. We
can do Tinsel Trail again or
another auction or it would be
great to do something new, such
as a Trivia night. If you have
any thoughts on what we can do,
please don’t be shy about
submitting your ideas.
I wish everyone a Happy
Valentine’s Day and I will leave
you with a cute quote from
Charles M. Schultz “A ll you
need is love. But a little
chocolate now and then doesn't
hurt.”
Love, Laughter and Friendship,
Noelle Speers, President
314-616-3303
[email protected]
FOR MEMBERS
Don’t miss out on all the Fun and Friendship!
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
Violet Stoyeff
2/3
Ernestine Bernstein
2/6
Jill Glaus
2/7
Mary Shoji
2/8
Carol Bernier
2/9
Judy Stroer
2/10
Sandra Dodson
2/11
Diane Ely
2/14
Pat Esarey
2/15
Brenda Williams
2/16
Halina Conti
2/18
Marjorie Sulewski
2/20
Adrienne Nagel
2/22
Joyce Wiltrakis
2/23
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NNLCSTL/ or
just type “New Neighbors” into the search box.
Look at itty bitty Janna Cobb in that fun chair!
Gee Janna, your New Year’s resolution is really
working! But you should have invited some
NNLC friends to join you.
There’s plenty of room for them!
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February 2015
Luncheon
Fun INFO
NNLC DUES
RENEWAL
IT’S PAST-TIME TO RENEW—DID YOU FORGET???
Past time, that is, to renew your NNLC membership and continue to join in the
Fun and Friendship and, of course, receive the monthly online publication of the
Happy Wanderer. So hurry and send in your dues!
Our annual fee is $25.00 and was due January 1st.
(If you want a printed
newsletter mailed to you, there is an additional fee of $20 for postage.)
Pay online with PayPal or credit card at www.newneighborsleague.com (go to the
‘members only’ section, password is ‘friends’) or by check using the form below.
Oh man!!! With all the
busyness of Christmas and
the New Year, I forgot to
pay my dues… I better
pay right away or I won’t
be able go to my NNLC
groups or the luncheon- I
may starve!
Failure to renew your
membership will prohibit you
from participating in New
Neighbors groups and
activities. Your membership
helps to offset
the ongoing
expenses of the club.
2015 NNLC DUES
Name:_____________________________________________ Phone:_____________________
Address _______________________________________________________________________
City ________________________________________ State: _________ Zip ______________
E-mail:_______________________________________________
Dues Amount: _____$25 yearly dues (includes online monthly newsletter)
Optional:
Total Enclosed:
_____$20 for printed/mailed newsletter (black & white)
$____________
Please send your check (Payable to NNLC) along with this completed form to:
Kathy Chitwood
1730 Preston Centre Dr.
Fenton, MO 63026
February 2015
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NEW ACTIVITY GROUP/CARE AND SHARE
“PRESENT COMPANY”
As a widow, it often happens that I hear of or read about something I'd like to do, but don't want to do
alone--and don't know who to call to go with me! So it occurs to me that a list of names of people who
might be interested in going places and doing things with other women would be a great resource for those
who, like me, are looking for...well, not a partner-in-crime, but a cohort, a buddy, or just plain company. It
could be for a movie, dinner, a bike ride, walk or hike, tickets to a play, the Muny, even season tickets to
the symphony, opera, or Speakers Series.
If this appeals to you, send me your name, email and phone number, and I'll make a list and send it to
everyone on the list. There won't be a coordinator--just the list. When you think of something you want to
do, send it out to the people on the list--the ones who want to go will reply and among you, you'll work out
your plans. If you don't want to do it, DON'T REPLY!!
I'm hoping this will be a simple, easy way to find company for the things we'd like to do, but not alone. If
you're interested, send me your information. Cheers, Pam Miller. [email protected] 636.587.6197
BOOKWORMS— DECMEBER 22nd
These ladies donated cleaning supplies to Ronald McDonald House instead of having a book exchange for Christmas.
(There were more supplies on the floor)
Front Row: Debbi Nicks, Anne Gassell, Nancy Stratte, Becky Ragan.
Back row: Penny Walli, Susan George, Myra Morse, Karen Collins, Lisa Rietz, Kathy Chitwood, Nancy Cadwell
Picture compliments of Brenda Jansen
Ronald McDonald House Dinner
Join us for a rewarding evening of fun, friendship and charity with which we would
welcome some help. We will be serving dinner at the West County Ronald McDonald
House in Creve Coeur (by Mercy Hospital) this month on February 5th. Save the
date if you’d like to help. Contact Amy Volstromer for more information:
(734) 751-1825 [email protected]
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February 2015
FEATURED SPONSOR
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With A Personal Touch
We invite you to visit our state of the art office and experience
quality care and personal service that give our patients
something to really smile about.
• FREE CONSULTATION
• EVENING HOURS
Dr. Cy Alizadeh
Dr. Becky Schreiner
February 2015
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NEW MEMBERS/ NNOM FORM
Christine Carlson
712 Scarlett Oaks Dr., Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Cell Phone: 314-566-4742
email: [email protected]
Christine and her husband Rich live in Lake St. Louis. She is originally from Illinois and has
lived in St. Louis for many years. She is a realtor with Kelly Hager Group. She has one grown son that also
lives in St. Louis. She loves gardening and interior designing. Her NNLC interests are fine arts, dining/
wining, adventure group and pedal pushers. She was invited to join by another fairly new member, Caroline
Merriman, who was previously her client. We welcome Christine to NNLC and look forward to getting to
know her.
Sandra Lundgren
120 West Essex Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63112
Cell Phone: 914-325-6733
email: [email protected]
Sandra moved to the St. Louis area from Stanford, CT in April 2012. She has also lived in
Boston; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Muncie, IN and Chicago. Sandra is a Director of Communications. She likes
movies, wine, travel and photography. Her NNLC interests are dining/wining. She was invited to join by
current member and neighbor, Janet Neal. We are glad to have Sandra as a new member of our club.
Nominate Someone Special
Past NNOM Recipients
2012
Jan Elaine Camp
Feb Suzy Borg
Mar Joyce Wiltrakis
Apr Anne Randall
May Pat Esarey
June Kim Bartlett
Oct Renee Hatlelid
Nov Gay Hampton
Dec Sheri Burnett
2013
Jan Jill Glaus
Feb Becky Locuson
Mar Noelle Speers
Nov Lynne Foss
Dec Tamara Lobb
2014
Jan Prudy Bertolino
Mar Moira Angelini
Apr Shelley Lesko
May Marla Ruff
June Miriam Krajewski
Aug Sheri Iamele
Oct Marty Cochran
Nov Pam Miller
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NNOM Nomination Form
Nominate someone who has generously contributed her efforts to NNLC to be New Neighbor of the Month.
Simply complete the form below and mail it to:
Gay Hampton
758 River Glen Dr.
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Nominee’s Name:___________________________________________________________________________
Your Name:______________________________Phone: ___________________________________________
E-mail: _________________________________
Why you want this nominee to receive this award:
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
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February 2015
Luncheon Fun
Bixby’s Restaurant January 20th
Lynda Shaw, Sharon Mosher, Elizabeth Appleyard, Cathy
Femmer, Cherry Lyngaas, Rita Crain, Kae Williams
Bernadette Dodson, Andrea Gress,
Laura Adams
St. Louis’ 250 Year Birthday Exhibit
Sheri Iamele, Joyce Roddy, Loris Clifford, Cindy Kozak
Yummy Desserts Elizabeth!
Gay Hampton, Renee Welker,
Charlotte Calhoun, Jill Glaus
Marty Cochran, Noelle Speers, Pam Miller
February 2015
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Luncheons
Upcoming Luncheons
March Luncheon
March 17th
Ya Ya’s Euro Cafe
15601 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
This Month’s Luncheon
Tuesday, February 17th
Granite City Food & Brewery
Program:
The Psychology of Interior
Design
April Luncheon
11411 Olive Street
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Annual Hat Parade
Location TBA
Starting Time: 11:00 a.m.
Price: $24.00
Program: Speaker from Ronald McDonald House
February Luncheon Reservation
Name:_________________________ Phone:_____________ E-mail:________________
I am a: _____ Member ____ Sponsor
Total Enclosed (24.00/person) $__________
Includes Coffee, Soda or Iced Tea and Dessert
Lunch choices:
1. ___ Roasted Prime Rib Sandwich: sliced prime rib, provolone cheese, sautéed onions and peppers on an
Italian baguette with au jus on the side.
2. ___ Grilled Asian Chicken Salad: chicken breast, cilantro, cabbage, cucumbers, green onions, carrots,
diced red peppers, sesame-lime dressing, tossed with wonton strips and Szechwan peanut sauce.
3. ___Margarita Flatbread: sliced tomatoes, fresh marinara and a blend of cheeses, topped with balsamic
glaze and fresh basil.
Reservations Deadline: February 12, 2015
Please pay online either at www.newneighborsleagueclub.com (password “friends”)
or send your check (Payable to NNLC) along with this completed luncheon reservation form to:
Sue Watkins
2654 Valley Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:
No refunds if cancellation is made after DEADLINE.
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February 2015
Message Board
February Board Meeting
February 24th, 2014
Location: Daniel Boone Library
Blue Room
Executive & General Board Meets at
10:00 a.m.
Coffee and tea will be served.
Any NNLC member may attend the General Board Meeting.
Babysitter List
Anne Randall
Dunhill Farms off Kehrs Mill Rd.
Chesterfield
(636) 778-0411
Abigail DOB 3/98
Patti Maeda:
Kelly Maeda DOB 2/3/2001
(314) 520-3459
Wildhorse Subdivision
Has taken Babysitting Basics Class
If you have a report to give the Board and cannot attend, before the meeting please
be sure to get it to the president or another board member attending.
A
nyone New By You?
Here’s a quick cut out to keep in your purse/car/brief case for those times you
come across a new person who you would like to introduce to NNLC.
Is your teenager
available to babysit?
To add a name to the list of available
babysitters, please send an email to the
editor at [email protected]
Provide the following information:
WELCOME TO ST. LOUIS!
I understand you are new to the area and want to say “hello”. When I moved here,
I joined a great women’s social organization called
· NNLC Member's name
· Address/Subdivision, Phone number
-Babysitter’s name and date of birth
New Neighbors League Club of St.
Louis.
· Babysitter's name and age
I met other people who had recently moved here,
who could answer my many questions and provide
me with fun and friendship. There are over 25
activity groups, including:
NNLC OF ST. LOUIS DOES
NOT ASSUME
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE
USE OF ANY BABYSITTER
Bunco • Golf • Tennis • Book Clubs • Wine and Dine •
Couples Dining • Ladies’ Evening Out ...The list goes
on and on.
There is a Welcome Coffee on the 1st Tuesday of each month except July at
St. Louis County Library
Daniel Boone Library Branch
300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011
(Lower level in the Red Room)
where you can meet other new arrivals . If you are interested, just call our Club
Prospective New Member coordinator Charlotte Calhoun, (620) 242-4676 or
e-mail her at [email protected] You can also check out our website
www.newneighborsleague.com to learn more.
Your Neighbor
February 2015
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A
nyone (member or not) can try out
an activity group or be a substitute
for a member occasionally. However, if
they wish to be included as a permanent
member of a group they must be a
member of NNLC. Women who do not
meet the normal guidelines for
membership can join NNLC under the
amnesty program. Contact the 2nd VP
of Membership for more information.
RESTAURANT REVIEW/StL TRIVIA
MY JUST DESSERTS
ST. LOUIS TRIVIA
31 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-5881
THE TRAGIC
LEMP MANSION—1860
Do you think that anyone may have ever hoped that you would
get your “just desserts”? Well if so, and even if not, here is your
opportunity to have just that. “My Just Desserts” is located in the
historic river town of Alton Illinois, about an 50 minutes away
from West County.
My Just Desserts is housed in a building where Abraham
Lincoln practiced law. (On the east coast, Washington slept
everywhere and in Illinois, Lincoln practiced law everywhere.)
The restaurant has been in operation for about 25 years under the
same ownership.
Over 150 recipes make up their daily lunch specials and these
are offered on a rotational basis. My Just Desserts is best known
for their chicken salad, made of real chicken personally cooked
and deboned by the kitchen staff. Each day the lunch menu boasts
a variety of truly made-from-scratch soups, salads, and
sandwiches. The menu changes daily and, to prove the point, is
written on a chalkboard. The piece de resistance however, in my
opinion, is the daily special (whatever that might be) and of
course, the dessert menu. Desserts require special mention as the
restaurant’s name might suggest. They are all homemade and
better than your grandma’s. Offerings include many kinds of pie,
cake and toll house brownies. Almost half of the menu board is
dedicated to desserts.
My Just Desserts is only open for lunch (11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
To get the daily special (definitely recommended), get there early
before it is sold out. Everything that I have eaten there has been
delicious. Get together with a few friends or your husband and
make a day of it! Combine this with a day trip to historic Alton,
eagle viewing or nearby historic Elsah and Pere Marquette State
Park.
Submitted by Sheri Iamele
The Lemp Mansion, built in the early
1860's, was bought by William J. Lemp,
owner of the successful Lemp Brewery.
He turned the 31 room house into a
Victorian showplace. The demise of the
Lemp empire is one of the great
mercantile mysteries of St. Louis. The
first major fissure in the Lemp dynasty
occurred when Frederick Lemp,
William's favorite son, died under
mysterious circumstances in 1901.
Three years later, William J. Lemp shot
himself in the head, apparently still
grieving the loss of his beloved
Frederick. William J. Lemp, Jr.
succeeded his father as president.
Tragedy continued to stalk the
Lemps with startling ardor. The
brewery's fortunes continued to decline
until Prohibition (1919) closed the plant
permanently and was sold. William Jr.'s
sister Elsa, the wealthiest heiress in St.
Louis, committed suicide in 1920.
However the Lemps continued to have
an almost morbid attachment for the
family mansion. After the brewery sale,
William J. Lemp, Jr. shot himself in the
mansion. His son, William Lemp III,
died of a heart attack in 1943. William
Jr.'s brother, Charles, continued to live a
reclusive existence until he too died of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body
was discovered by his brother, Edwin.
In 1970, Edwin Lemp died of natural
causes at the age of ninety.
Today the Lemp Mansion has tours
regarding it’s haunted history and is a
restaurant and inn. It hosts a lovely
Valentine’s Dinner. Click the link for
more information:
http://www.lempmansion.com
3322 Demenil Place, St. Louis 63118
(314) 664-8024
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February 2015
CLUB ACTIVITIES
BOOKENDS CHRISTMAS POTLUCK & BOOK EXCHANGE—
DECEMBER 12th
Judy Leach, Sheri Iamele, Renee Welker, Sandi Dodson, Marty Cochran,
Eileen Powers, Nancy Wilson, Joyce Wiltrakis, Gay Hampton
DUMP GROUP “C” DECEMBER 20th
FRESH ITALY, FLORISSANT, MO
Left: Granville White, Bob & Adrienne Nagle, Karen Collins, Lisa Rietz, Gloria
Campion, Rita Crain on the end. Right: Pat White, Cathy Femmer, Jim Collins,
Mike Rietz, Doug Campion, Steve Crain.
NNLC BRIDGE I
December 22
Top to Bottom:
Charlotte Calhoun,
Bernadette Dotson,
Prudy Bertolino,
Yvonne Roberstson,
Sue Linson
Myra Morse
WORLD FRIENDS
DECEMBER 5th
L-R: Pam Miller,
Stephanie Williams,
Miriam Krajewski, Joung
Mooney, Yolanda
Hoemann, Christine
Kentner, Sue Watkins,
Pat White, Noelle Speers,
Deborah LeBlanc
February 2015
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Activities For Fun And Friendship
“BOOKENDS”
DAYTIME BOOK GROUP
Joyce Wiltrakis (636) 527-0095
[email protected]
This morning book group meets on the
2nd Friday of the month. The February
SAVVY TREASURE SEEKERS book is THE INVENTION OF WINGS
Kathy Ziegenmier
by Susan Monk Kidd.. We have an
(314) 334-0255
opening for anyone interested in
[email protected]
joining our group. Call Joyce for
STS is a group that likes to hunt for more info.
antiques, future antiques, and other
PAGETURNERS
bargains. Savvy Treasure Seekers
Sue Watkins (636) 220-6295
will not be meeting in February
[email protected]
unless I have to cancel the January
23rd outing due to weather. Keep an "Pageturners" is a daytime book group
eye on the Savvy Treasure’s section meeting on the 3rd Friday at 10 a.m. for
of the NNLC website for any discussion followed by lunch out. Our
February book is THE ELEPHANT
changes.
WHISPERER: MY LIFE WITH THE
www.newneighborsleague.com
If you’d like to be added to the HERD IN THE AFRICAN WILD by
e-mail list, send your contact Lawrence Anthony and Graham
Spence. We have openings for
information to Kathy.
members. Please contact Sue if you
would like to join us.
FINE ARTS GROUPS
Chairman: Kathy Ziegenmier
(636) 334-0255
[email protected]
MOVIE MATINEE
Renee Hatlelid
(314) 395-1876 or (314) 974-1876
[email protected]
This group meets the 3rd Thursday
of each month. We get together to
visit and eat at a restaurant close to
the theater before or after the movie
depending on the time of the
showing. Contact Renee Hatlelid for
more information or to be added to
the mailing list.
CHICK FLICKS
Becky Ragan (314) 434-1844
[email protected]
The 4th Thursday, February 26th
will find the "Chick Flicks" at a fun
afternoon movie matinee. Let Becky
know if you would like to receive
more information closer to that
date!
READ IT AND EAT BOOK GROUP
Peggy Miller (636) 519-0575
[email protected]
The "Read It and Eat” Book Club meets
on the first Friday of every month. Our
next meeting will be held at Lorna
Lawrence's house on February 6th. We
will discuss the book DAVID AND
GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS
AND THE ART OF BATTLING by
Malcolm Gladwell. Please contact
Peggy if you would like more
information. Unfortunately this group
is at capacity.
BOOKWORMS
Brenda Jansen (636) 273-6876
[email protected]
We normally meet on the 4th Monday
each month. On February 23rd we will
discuss the book THE WEIGHT OF
BLOOD by Laura McHugh. Contact
Brenda for more info.
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GARDEN CLUB
Brenda Jansen (636) 273-6876
[email protected]
We’ll go to the orchid show at the
Missouri Botanical Garden on Feb
10th.
Email Brenda of your
interest. We will carpool if there
are many of us.
GREAT DECISIONS
Pam Miller/ Sue Watkins
Sue- (636) 220-6295
[email protected]
Group discussion about Topical
World Events. We meet the 4th
Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Great
Decisions, 2015 is starting up again
February 23rd. Join us for the new
series-we have a few openings.
Subjects cover Russian and the
Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital
Age, India Changed course, Syria’s
Refugee Crisis to name a few.
Contact Pam or Sue for more info.
CARD MAKING GROUP
Marsha Jones (636) 625-4055
[email protected]
Would you like to learn how to
make hand-made greeting cards
using rubber stamps, ink and
cardstock? We meet on the 2nd
Monday of each month (drop in
anytime from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) Feb. 9th this month. The cost is $25
and includes 10 greeting cards and
envelopes. Send your name to
Marsha if you would like to receive
the detailed emails concerning this
event and the photos of the cards
made monthly. RSVP by Feb. 6th.
WORLD FRIENDS
Pam Miller
[email protected]
World Friends activity is a
gathering time for members who
have lived in different countries to
meet and share experiences,
including difficulties, great times
and interesting places. Meetings
are on the first Wednesday evening
of each month, at 7:00 p.m..
Contact Pam for more information.
February 2015
Activities For Fun And Friendship
CARE & SHARE
Contact person needed
Care and Share activity group gives
our members the opportunity for
outreach within our membership and
community, providing a platform for
anyone who would like to volunteer
for a worthwhile cause or help a
member in need. If you’re interested
in coordinating this group contact
Gay Hampton (636) 329-1044,
[email protected]
BRIDGE I
EUCHRE II
Charlotte Calhoun (620) 242-4676
COUPLES EVENING
[email protected]
Marj Wolters (571) 521-9428
This is a bridge group for intermediate,
[email protected]
experienced players. We meet on the We are changing our meeting day to
4th Monday of each month. Call Fridays, meeting now on the 4th
Friday of each month. In February we
Charlotte for more information.
will be playing on the 27th. Our group
is accepting new members. No
experience needed - we'll be happy to
teach you!
Please contact Marj if
you would like more info.
BRIDGE II
Charlotte Calhoun (620) 242-4676
[email protected]
We meet on the third Wednesday of
each month at 1:30 p.m. in members’
homes. This group may have a couple
2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH of openings and also needs subs. It is
EVENING BUNCO
suited for experienced bridge players
Kitty Johndrow (636) 778-0825
but is not duplicate bridge. Call
[email protected]
Charlotte for more information.
We play the second Thursday of each
EUCHRE FRIENDS
month at 7:00 p.m. at alternating
Sheri Iamele (636) 220-6173
members’ homes with the exception
[email protected]
of July and August. Subs are needed.
Euchre Friends meets at a restaurant
Experienced or
beginners are
on the third Friday morning of each
welcome. If interested, call Kitty.
month to play and have lunch. We are
at capacity but welcome subs. Contact
Sheri if you are interested in subbing..
GAMES
Chairman: Nancy Stratte
(636) 751-4088
[email protected]
SPADES—LADIES EVENING
Cindy Christian (314) 640-2589
[email protected]
This group meets the first and third
Thursday evenings of the month
alternating at members’ homes and
starting at 6:30 p.m.—social; playing
cards at 7:15 p.m. Contact Cindy for
more information.
1st FRIDAY DAYTIME EUCHRE
Noelle Speers (314) 616-3303
3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
[email protected]
MORNING BUNCO
This euchre group meets at a HAPPY HOUR HAND & FOOT
Brenda Jansen (636)273-6876
Cindy Christian (314) 640-2589
restaurant on the first Friday morning
[email protected]
[email protected]
each month for play and lunch. We
This daytime group meets on the third
are at capacity but welcome subs. This card group meets the 2nd Tues of
Thursday of the month. Please email
Contact Noelle if you are interested in the month, February 10th, at 4:00 p.m..
Brenda if you are interested.
For Happy Hour. Enjoy learning with
subbing.
us as we play amusing rounds of Hand
4th THURSDAY OF THE
& Foot cards (Canasta's "cousin" but a
MONTH DAYTIME BUNCO
lot easier). We’ll play from 4:30-7:00
Marty Cochran (636) 812-2381
EUCHRE I
p.m. at The Corner Pub & Grill at
[email protected]
COUPLES EVENING
Clayton & Clarkson. BYOB. So put
We play the 4th Thursday of each
Noelle Speers (314) 616-3303
that
crockpot on, plan your dinner month at alternating member’s homes
[email protected]
whatever
works for you. “It's 5:00
starting at 10:00 a.m. We are currently We usually meet on the 4th Saturday
somewhere".
Come join us for the fun!
full but are always looking for of each month. We will be playing on
Contact
Cindy
for more info if you'd
substitutes. If you would like to play Saturday, February 28th at Gena and
with us, please give Marty a call. We Bob Gardnier’s. Currently we are full like to play or be a sub.
would love to have you!
but Euchre II is open.
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Activities For Fun And Friendship
SPORTS
Chairman: Pat Esarey
(314) 434-6632
[email protected]
GOLF—9 HOLE LEAGUE
Linda Mathson
(636) 549-3238 or (573) 382-3714)
[email protected]
9-Hole golf league plays from April
through October. We have golfers
of ALL LEVELS of play with no
competition, just a love for the
game. We play on Wednesday
mornings usually at The Quarry at
Crystal Springs in Maryland
Heights. Tee times vary but usually
start around 8:30 – 9:00 am. Most
ladies enjoy going to lunch together
after play. For more information
and/or to be added to the email list,
please contact Linda.
GOLF—18 HOLE LEAGUE
Emily James (636) 530-9131
[email protected]
The 18 hole group plays on
Thursdays, April through October at
various courses; we usually carpool
to the courses. We have players of
widely varying abilities who can
“keep pace” and play 18 holes in 4
to 4-1/2 hours.
TENNIS INDOORS DOUBLES I
Mary Ann Woodcock
(636) 532-4650 No email
Mixed Level Play—This group
meets on Tuesday afternoon from
2:30 to 4:00. Call Mary Ann if you
are interested in being a “sub”.
DINING & WINE TASTING
BOWLING
Chairperson: Sharlette Mordoh
Bobbie Millham (314) 606-9684
(636) 284-7141
[email protected]
[email protected]
The bowling league meets Wednesdays
October-March starting at 9:30 a.m.
WINE TASTING :
Level of play is not important since
A GRAPE GROUP
everyone has a handicap that evens the
Joyce Wiltrakis 636-527-0095
scores. Contact Bobbie if interested.
[email protected]
Players and subs are welcome. There is
Wine
tasting
meets the first Saturday
an opening for 1 regular bowler.
of every third month. The next event
will take place on Saturday, February
7th.
For details contact Joyce
Wiltrakis. Please include “Wine
Tasting” in the subject line of your
email so that I don’t accidentally
delete your query.
LADIES ADVENTURE GROUP
Lynda Shaw (314) 517-0107
[email protected]
The end of winter is near....really it is!
Let's celebrate by going ice-skating, out
doors. Steinberg Skating Rink at Forest
Park, Friday, Feb. 20th at 11:30 a.m..
Cost: CASH ONLY...$7 admission and
skate rental $5. We can have lunch
afterwards, don't know where yet.
Carpools can be arranged. RSVP by
Feb. 18th to Lynda.
PEDAL PUSHERS
Marsha Jones (636) 625-4055
[email protected]
Although our rides have been fun, due
to the cold weather coming our way,
there will be no more rides until March
at the earliest. If you’d like to be added
to the email list, send your contact info
to Marsha.
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CASUAL SUPPER I
Yolanda Hoemann (636) 458-7881
[email protected]
This group meets the 4th Saturday of
the month. Since this group is at
capacity, please contact Sharlette
Mordoh for more information on other
dinner groups: (636) 284-7141
[email protected]
CASUAL SUPPER II
Becky Ragan (314) 434-1844
[email protected]
The "Casual Supper Club" will meet
on February 28, hosted by Conrad and
Diana Scranton, 145 Whittington Ct.
Chesterfield (636) 536-9705
[email protected]
Unfortunately this group is at
capacity. If you are interested in
joining a couples dinner group,
contact Sharlette
Mordoh (636)
284-7141, [email protected]
February 2015
Activities For Fun And Friendship
“DUMP” GROUP-A
(DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY
PICK)
Becky Ragan (314) 434-1844
[email protected]
This dinner group usually meets on
the 3rd Saturday each month. In
February a volunteer couple is
needed! Check with Becky for
details (Since this group is at
capacity please contact Sharlette
Mordoh for more information on
other
dinner
groups:
[email protected]
(636) 284-7141.
COUPLES EVENING OUTCEO’s
(Formerly “DUMP” Group-B)
Pat Esarey (314) 434-6632
[email protected]
Couples Dining Out group meets
every other month. The next gettogether will be February 21st.
Since this group is at capacity
please contact Sharlette Mordoh for
more information on other dinner
groups:
[email protected]
(636) 284-7141.
DUMP” GROUP-C
(DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY
PICK)
Lisa Rietz (636) 458-0105
[email protected]
This dinner group will not be
meeting in February. If you are
interested in joining a couples dinner
group, contact Sharlette Mordoh
[email protected]
(636) 284-7141
February 2015
DAYTIME TASTER’S CHOICE
Becky Ragan (314) 434-1844
[email protected]
Taster's Choice will be hosted by
Rita Crain on Feb 5th - 651
Brookhaven Ct. Kirkwood, 63122
(573)270-3414 [email protected]
LADIES’ EVENING OUT
Sheri Iamele (636-220-6173)
[email protected]
LEO’s February adventure will take
us to Café Provencal in Kirkwood on
February 10th. This is a French Café
focusing on foods from the Provence
area of France. St. Louis Magazine
recently had a feature article on this
restaurant with a picture of their
French onion soup on the cover.
RSVP to Sheri by February 7th if you
can join us for this outing on
Tuesday, February 10th.
FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAILS
Noelle Speers
(314) 616-3303
[email protected]
Mark your calendars for our next
Friday Night Cocktails event which
will be at the home of Moira and
Nick Angelini on February 13,
2015 at 7:00 p.m.
This socializing group is open to
couples and singles. It is a great way
to meet and make new friends. Here’s
how it works: Bring your favorite
cocktail, wine or beer. Coffee, tea and
water will be provided by the host.
Guests with last names starting with
Letters A-L, bring an appetizer.
Guests with last names starting with
Letters M-Z bring a dessert. We still
need hosts for 2014. Please consider
hosting to continue this fun socializing
event. Contact Noelle for more
information
DINING OUT FOR SINGLES
Halina Conti (314) 973-7689
[email protected]
This dining group for NNLC’s single
ladies gathers on the 4th Sunday of the
month. Call Halina for our next
get-together.
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SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE
Anyone can start a new group
activity—lunch or dinner group,
cards, whatever...
In addition to our activity groups,
we’re also looking for people who
can share their expertise in a workshop. Would you be willing to run a
couple hour training session on something you are good at? We would
really love to see your skills. The
process is the same as that for starting
a group. Just send a description of
what you plan to cover, possible dates
and location to meet and some
contact information to the Happy
Wanderer Editor. Be sure to give
people enough advance notice so they
can RSVP to you.
We all have hidden talents. Care to
share yours with us?
Club Sponsors
BEAUTY
MARY KAY
Linda Bridwell
Pals, Sales
Director
304 Timber Meadow Drive
Wildwood, MO 63011
(636) 458-1110
www.marykay.com/LindaBridwellPals
A polished image isn’t just about
clothing. The proper skincare and
well-chosen makeup can enhance
your appearance every single day.
To put your best face forward, we
recommend a complimentary facial
and makeup lesson with expert Linda
Bridwell Pals, Independent Sales
Director with Mary Kay in St. Louis.
Linda has been helping New
Neighbors develop their signature
style and prepare for special
occasions for over 20 years. She
works by private consultation so she
gets to know your lifestyle, skincare
and glamour preferences. This
allows her to create a skincare
program and a makeup routine that
are just right for your body chemistry,
your coloring, your skill level, and
your time commitment.
And she will teach you step by step
how to duplicate your beautiful new
look for yourself. Plus Linda
maintains a full product inventory so
you never have to wait for the items
that you love.
You can visit her website at
www.marykay.com/lindabridwellpals.
While you are on the site, check out
the virtual makeover feature – you
can upload your own photo and
experiment with new colors and
applications at any hour of the day or
night. How fun is that?
DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST
Dr. Cy Alizadeh
Dr. Becky Schreiner
2997 Clarkson #200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 394-5455
www.alizadehortho.com
Come and experience true "star"
treatment at our state-of-the-art
facility. It is our mission to provide
our patients with the highest quality
orthodontic treatment in a caring,
friendly
and
fun
atmosphere.
Specialists in orthodontics for both
adults and children. Call today for a
free consultation. Evening hours are
available. Quality Orthodontics With
A Personal Touch!
NUTRITION
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Good nutrition is important to good
health, and eating plenty of fresh, raw
fruits and vegetables every day is
critical to good nutrition. Juice Plus+®
is the convenient and inexpensive way
to add nutrition from 25 fruits and
vegetables to your daily diet: it is a
whole food based supplement, not a
highly processed, highly-fragmented
vitamin or mineral supplement. Juice
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food nutrition in the world!
VETERINARIANS
INVESTMENT
Christy Sales
Financial Advisor
12045
Manchester Rd
St. Louis, MO
At Edward Jones, we understand
why you’re investing. You have
specific financial goals and the
desire to provide for yourself and
your loved ones. Because we serve
individual investors and business
owners, all of our energy and
resources are dedicated to helping
you reach your long-term financial
goals. That’s why we live and work in
your community. Rather than chase
the latest fad, we recommend a
diversified mix of investments that
we believe will perform well over the
long term while managing risk. By
meeting in person on a regular basis,
we can offer investment strategies
that are specifically designed for you.
Kenneth Thornberry, D.V.M.
Wayne Boillat, D.V.M.
Marie Bauer, D.V.M.,
Bobbie Bell, D.V.M.
David Harris, DVM
Melissa Miltenberger, DVM
17709 Edison Avenue
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 537-3915
At
the
Veterinary
Group
of
Chesterfield, you'll find an ultramodern, full-service hospital and
animal care facility, including:
-Complete
Medical
&
Surgical
Capabilities (including Laser Surgery)
-Professional Grooming & Training
-Evening & Saturday Hours
-After Hours Emergency
-Doctor On-Call
Our veterinary & technical support
staff are dedicated to closely
monitoring your pet's needs, even if
all it requires is an extra cuddle!
The businesses and professionals represented here have been selected after careful consideration based on their outstanding reputation and
business ethics within the community. Each business or professional has committed to serving the unique needs of new residents and are
happy to be a part of the New Neighbors welcoming team. Neither New Neighbors nor our representatives presume to judge the professional
capability of the individuals or companies represented. Please use your best judgment in electing service professionals. In accordance with
our constitution no-one other than a NNLC sponsor may promote business through distribution of business cards, promotional materials or
other solicitation at any NNLC functions. Nor should our Membership Directory be used by members of the club for business purposes.
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February 2015
New Neighbors League Club
1009 Summer Tree Dr.
Ballwin, MO 63011
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
February 2015
SUN
MON
1
TUE
2
WED
3
THU
4
FRI
5
SAT
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Welcome Coffee
Tennis Indoors Doubles I
World Friends
Bowling
Taster’s Choice
Read It and Eat Book Group
Spades
1st Friday Daytime Euchre
Winetasting
Ronald McDonald dinner
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9
Cardmaking
10
11
Tennis Indoor Doubles I
12
HW Articles Due
Ladies Evening Out
13
14
Bookends
Bowling
Friday Night Cocktails
Hand & Foot Cards
Bunco 2nd Thursday PM
Garden Club Outing
15
16
President’s Day
17
Bowling
Luncheon
Tennis Indoor Doubles I
22
Dining Out for Singles
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Great Decisions
18
Bridge II
Ash Wednesday
24
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20
21
Spades
Pageturners
DUMP Group A
Bunco 3rd Thurs.
Euchre Friends
CEO’s
Movie Matinee
Adventure Group Outing
25
26
27
Couples Euchre I
Board Meeting
Bookworms
Last Tues. Eve. Bunco
Bridge I
Tennis Indoor Doubles I
Bunco 4th Thurs.
Bowling
Chick Flicks
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Couple Euchre II
Casual Supper I
Casual Supper II
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